COLUMBUS —Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R- Copley) offered testimony today before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Senate Bill 8, his legislation that would allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when their family is transferred to a new duty assignment. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits to military spouses.
“We should no longer force our military families to choose between splitting up or losing a large portion of the family income,” LaRose said. “Our state is home to a number of key military installations. The changes made by Senate Bill 8 are part of an ongoing effort to make Ohio a more military-friendly state. This is not just simply the right thing to do but will also help keep those key installations in Ohio.”
Senator LaRose also noted that the U.S. Department of Defense, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the Ohio National Guard and a number of other veterans organizations support the changes made by Senate Bill 8. More information about Senate Bill 8 can be found here.
"The effort to reduce the tax and regulatory burden for Ohio's job creators is paying dividends," said LaRose. "The creation of new manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio reflects confidence in the region as a prime location to do business."
"The concept is pretty straightforward," said Senator LaRose. "This bill will update Ohio's campaign finance law to allow local entities to join a system that has operated smoothly for 15 years. There is no good reason to deny the public the opportunity to view local campaign finance reports online when state reports are already available."
"By this point, most of us have seen or heard about the horrific videos that expose the practice of selling aborted fetal tissue for a profit," said LaRose. "At the heart of this legislation is a respect for the human dignity of the unborn and a sincere desire to ensure that no individual or organization can profit from selling the bodies of aborted babies. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle can agree that deriving financial benefit from the termination of lives is morally reprehensible."
"I've had the wonderful opportunity to spend the summer working in my district and learning more from my constituents about the issues that affect their everyday lives," said LaRose. "I look forward to continuing these conversations at office hours."